Pembrokeshire is justly famous for its magnificent coast, thronged with birds and in the spring, carpeted with wild flowers, quiet estuaries, steep wooded valleys and wide sweeps of heathland in the Preseli Hills. In between, are patchworks of fields and small copses bounded by earth-stone banks that are frequently of great antiquity. The sea and sea bed around the Pembrokeshire coast are rich in species, some of which are of considerable economic importance.
Biodiversity is fundamental to the physical, economic and spiritual well-being of all who live and work in Pembrokeshire.
The Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership Members
Country Landowners Association, Natural Resources Wales, Farmers Union of Wales, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, National Farmers Union – Wales, OGAM, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust, Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development (PLANED), The Princes Trust – Wales, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee, The National Trust, Welsh Assembly Goverment – Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department, Welsh Development Agency, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
The Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership provides the framework for local biodiversity action that will contribute to the delivery of national targets for key habitats and species, and the raising of awareness and understanding of the relevance of biodiversity to the people of Pembrokeshire. It covers the area within the County of Pembrokeshire, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park , the inshore waters and seabed around the Pembrokeshire coast to 12 miles offshore.
The broad aim of the Pembrokeshire LBAP is
To co-ordinate existing, and initiate and co-ordinate new actions to conserve and enhance biodiversity in Pembrokeshire, taking account of local and national priorities.
It was published in 2000 and contained 7 Habitat Action Plans and 24 Species Action Plans. More plans are currently being produced and all published plans are available as pdfs from our website.